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Re: boot: ext3 fs not supported by kernel



Peter Davies wrote:
> I am running 2.4.18-3.

What kind of kernel is this? One from RedHat?

> I am getting terrible performance. I noticed in the boot.log that my /
> fs is ext3 and my kernel does not support ext3. I have tried to

If this is a RedHat kernel and you didn't recompile it, than it definitly
has ext3 support. What makes you believe that it doesn't have ext3 support?

> recompile the kernel with ext3 support. It did not seem to work. (e.g.
> lags for 40 or so when i am unzipping multiple files) Firstly, is this
> likely to be the case of my problems? How can i fix it? Do I just
> recompile the kernel or do I need to install some modules?

It might be just simplier:
Do you have DMA turned on for your hard disks? Check with
'hdparm -v /dev/hda' and look for 'using_dma'.

Refards,
Juri




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